This will be a somewhat short list of searches this week but at last there are a few new ones to talk about. I tried to keep them short today because I have a lot of other stuff to get done but keep searching everyone!
- does egg plant grow on a vine
No. Eggplants are not viney plants like cucumbers but more like a zucchini in that everything branches out of the middle of the plant. Similar to a tomato, they can also be staked to help encourage air circulation around the plant and prevent the fruit from weighing the plant down too much. We don’t actually have any eggplants on our plants yet but we have had some beautiful purple blossoms. It’s been in the 50′s and 60′s here at night and during the day which is a bit too cool for eggplants. They prefer temps in the 70′s. So I’m not sure what sort of results we’ll have this year but perhaps it’s just warm enough inside the greenhouse for them.
- climbing holds are made from sawdust
I had never heard of this but found that instead of using only silica sand when making your own climbing holds from resin, you can also mix in sawdust which also helps give the grips support and adds texture. This idea is mentioned on Stephen Williamson’s website along with other tutorials on making your own holds and many other FAQ items.
- diy creaking floor upstairs
I seem to recall posting about this a LONG time ago now but we have a few boards around the house and especially upstairs that are loose and will need to be silenced. Usually the way to really fix the problem is to drive a nail or screw into the board to re-anchor it to the beam underneath. The squeaking is often the result of a nail which has worked itself loose and is now moving up and down when you walk across the floor. If you have access to the floor from underneath, that is perhaps the best way to remedy the problem since you can put the screw in from the bottom and will never see the repair (unless your screws are too long, of course). You can also place shims in the places where the floor is creaking, wedging them between the loose board and the beam. For more complete details, give HomeTips.com a look.